All posts by: Aaron Brooks

30 November 16

Could the West Learn Something from African Democracies?

There’s a common notion in the Western world that African democracies should grow up to be more like their international counterparts. The US definition of democracy, inherited from Britain in the 17th century, is the model for others to learn from –
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28 November 16

Uganda: Bridge Schools Accused of ‘Teaching Pornography’

Uganda’s government has accused Bridge International Academies of “teaching pornography” after dozens of its schools were recently shut down.

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28 November 16

Riek Machar Refused Entry into Ethiopia, Sent Back to South Africa

South Sudan’s exiled rebel leader Riek Machar was allegedly refused entry into Ethiopia on Monday.

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18 November 16

Rights Groups: Burundi ‘Risks Genocide Amid ‘Forgotten Conflict’

Rights groups are again warning that Burundi risks slipping into civil war and genocide, urging the international community to intervene in the “forgotten conflict”.

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17 November 16

UN: Overseas Help Building Eritrean Military Base Violates Arms Embargo

The UN has warned that foreign nations helping Eritrea to build a new military base are violating an arms embargo placed on the country.

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15 November 16

Are Stronger Economies Building a Better Africa?

When it comes to developmental goals, there are a number of African nations that excel. Last year, Business Insider told us six of the world’s thirteen fastest growing economies were African, with Ethiopia topping the list. This has been the general
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14 November 16

World’s Worst 21 Countries for Girls All African, Says Save the Children

A new study from Save the Children suggests girls and young women in Africa face more struggles than their international counterparts. The charity’s Girls’ Opportunity Index ranks countries based on five key indicators to measure the chances young women have of building
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12 November 16

What Would the ICC Mean Without Africa?

This week, the Gambia became the third African country to announce its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court in the space of a month.

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10 November 16

Ethiopia Pulls Troops Out of AMISOM

Ethiopia is pulling more out troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), raising concerns over an Al-Shabaab resurgence.

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09 November 16

Tanzania President Denies Suppressing Democracy

Tanzania President John Magufuli has denied criticism that his regime is “suppressing democracy” for the sake of developing the country’s economy.

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